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MA East Asian Studies – Accelerated Master’s Program

The East Asian Studies – Accelerated Master’s Program from University of Arizona is designed for students who want to learn more about East Asia at the graduate level but do not intend to pursue their graduate education past an M.A.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

Students with a more focused interest in either China or Japan and those planning to go on to a doctoral program should consider the M.A. programs in Chinese or Japanese studies.

Ideally, students applying for the East Asian Studies – Accelerated Master’s Program from University of Arizona will have the following:

  • three years of either Chinese or Japanese language study (or have equivalent language ability)
  • adequate English ability to pursue a master’s degree.

Educational Opportunity

Prospective students with less than three years of language study are encouraged to contact the Admissions Committee to discuss their situation. With departmental approval, students with a limited number of deficiencies may be admitted to the program. These students will need to make up any deficiencies. Graduate credit will not be given for any work completed to satisfy deficiencies.

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016

Candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • One year (6 units) of language beyond the third-year level.
  • One introductory course (3 units) in the department in three of the following five fields: history, linguistics, literature, religion and thought, and cultural anthropology.
  • 6 additional units of courses within the department which are relevant to the student’s field of study. These courses must enhance the programmatic integrity of the course of study.
  • 3 units of courses from other departments which are relevant to the student’s course of study. These courses must enhance the programmatic integrity of the course of study.
  • 1 unit of the EAS 595a, Master’s Colloquium, to be taken in the first semester possible after the student’s admission.

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